REGENERATION AND ASSURED RECEPTIVITY IN RAIL RAPID TRANSIT
Regenerative braking both saves energy and prevents tunnels becoming hot because of the thermal energy lost with non-regenerative braking. The traction network's permanent regeneration capacity is provided by means of shunt mounted rheostats or by means of kinetic regenerators with fly wheels. The document is a thorough study of how such a traction system works with line voltage and current charts, details of the amount of energy regenerated, improvement in tunnel ventilation systems, dimensions of electric equipment and economic viability.
- Proceedings of the 4th Intersociety Conference on Transportation.
American Society of Mechanical EngineersTwo Park Avenue
New York, NY USA 10016-5990
- Metsch, W W
- Publication Date: 1976-7
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 21 p.
- TRT Terms: Braking performance; Energy storage systems; Environmental quality; Flywheels; Railroad facilities; Regenerative braking; Subways
- Old TRIS Terms: Subway environment; Wayside
- Subject Areas: Energy; Environment; Public Transportation; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00162957
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: International Union of Railways
- Report/Paper Numbers: D/0-14 Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 13 1981 12:00AM